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The art of blogging about drinking

I just love the really good niche blogs I come across once in a while. I frequently find myself defending the virtues of blogs to editors and fellow journos and find it perhaps too easy to refer to those blogs with high and mighty ambitions about changing the world, setting the agenda etc.

But if we start talking about blogs that really make a difference we shouldn't forget the more light hearted stuff, covering lifestyle issues with so much zest, passion and indepth know-how that they surely deserve to be called crogs. I've found some wonderful blogs doing exactly that and have been particularly impressed by a few blogs about drinking.

So far, my favourites are Natalie's The Liquid Muse, Knut Albert's beer blog and the now defunct DC drinks. I've also been looking for a good blog about wine, here's a good contender I just stumbled across, but also found this blog with a long blogroll worth exploring.

I'm not much of a cocktail drinker myself, but I marvel at how my friend Natalie has managed to turn her blog into a one-woman cocktail company with a cocktail book coming out soon, penning various columns on libations and whipping out signature cocktails for a number of high-profile parties, including the Celebrity Poker Tournament at The Playboy Mansion:


And here's Knut Albert on the importance of beer:

It's all thanks to beer
Because before beer was discovered, people used to wander around and follow goats from place to place. And then they realized that this grain [barley] could be grown and sprouted and made into a bread and crumbled and converted into a liquid whiceh gave a nice, warm, cozy feeling. So gone were the days that they followed goats around. They stayed put while the grain grew and while the beer was brewed. And they made villages out of their tents. And those villages became towns, and those towns became cities. And so here we are in New York, thanks to beer.


Everytime I look at these blogs, I start getting thirsty.

I don't think drinking alcohol in front of the computer is healthy. I am going to avoid these blogs precisely because they are good.

Hope all is well!

Hello lady,
Thanks for the shout out! And, I hope someday we get to share a cocktail together!!

I am happy to quench my thirst for more journalistic topics on your blog! I may mix a mean martini but you are abreast of what really makes the world tick... and what drives them to drink!

xo The Liquid Muse

You're perfectly right Ashok, computers and alcohol don't mix well. Will reply to your email, just been busy.

Natalie, you're priceless: what drives them to drink... this brave new media world of mergers and acquistions and technological(r)evolution. Ha, ha, ha... You know, I haven't been state side for four years now - much too long.

There's this seminar in Washington dc I'd love to attend in October: if I find a way to do so I shall probably be staying at Hotel Rouge - weird hotel, but nice Margaritas on the rocks. Had I the money and time I'd also go see my aunt in Carmel to write down the stories from her colourful life while she still remembers them, see friends in Coos Bay, Burlingame, St Louis, New York...

ah... I need to make more money and could someone add a few more hours to the day, please?

I'm glad to be of enjoyment even to a pro in the business! Cheers!

Hey, I might be a pro in my line of business, and do my best to stay abreast on media development, but you are the number one beer expert. Cheers:-)

I'll be in DC, too, in Oct, and teaching a cocktail class at Topaz (Rouge's partner hotel...)

I'll be around that area Oct. 27 - 30.

E-me if you'll be there at the same time so we can get together!


Now I wonder, how can I get myself to Washington D.C again, it's been four years... Hmmm, I'll have to get an assignment or ten over there that can pay for it, because that seminar I planned to attend did of course not pan out as I hoped it would. Something to think about...

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